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GRU is a proud recipient of the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award as well as the 2014 Award for Diversity and Inclusion by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association. 

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Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

The opportunity to be
presents the
chance to transform.

Dr. W. Kent Guion,
Vice President for
Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) centralizes GRU initiatives to create a diverse and inclusive environment. The ODI helps units campuswide foster practices that optimize the contributions of groups and individuals by supporting the engagement and development of all faculty, staff, students and patients.

The ODI also oversees "Healthy Perspectives," GRU's plan, dedicated to improving the cultural competence of GRU students and employees.




Developing a knowledge base of diverse people and skills that is integral to creating a climate where leaders motivate and inspire...


Encouraging diversity in perspective in order innovate and transform collaboratively...


Facilitating the establishment and maintenance of an inclusive campus environment...


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